Black Sea Explorer with Best of the Balkans

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 24 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • Starts Budapest, Hungary
  • Ends Budapest, Hungary
  • +13
  • Today, journey to beautiful Plitvice National Park. Wander meandering pathways that pass emerald green lakes, stepped and linked by magnificent waterfalls.
  • Today see Onofrio’s Fountain and visit the Old Pharmacy in the Franciscan Monastery.
  • This evening enjoy a traditional Macedonian dinner and folklore show in a local restaurant.
  • With your local guide, you’ll get to discover neoclassical Stalinist architecture, treelined boulevards and balconied buildings by 19thcentury Russian and Viennese architects.
In this cruise tour you will start from and end in Budapest. With the tour Black Sea Explorer With Best Of The Balkans you will be cruising through Sarajevo, Giurgiu, Silistra and 12 other destinations in 7 different countries. The tour Black Sea Explorer With Best Of The Balkans takes 24 days and includes cabin accommodation and more, per the package includes section further below.

Discover the best of the Balkans on this luxury 24-day round-trip tour and cruise from Budapest, one of Europe's oldest and most beautiful cities.
  • Day 1 : Budapest
  • Day 2 : Budapest - Zagreb
  • Day 3 : Zagreb
  • Day 4 : Zagreb - Sarajevo
  • Day 5 : Sarajevo
  • Day 6 : Sarajevo - Dubrovnik
  • Day 7 : Dubrovnik
  • Day 8 : Dubrovnik - Budva
  • Day 9 : Budva - Tirana
  • Day 10 : Tirana - Ohrid Lake
  • Day 11 : Ohrid Lake
  • Day 12 : Ohrid Lake - Sofia
  • Day 13 : Sofia
  • Day 14 : Sofia - Bucharest
  • Day 15 : Bucharest > Giurgiu
  • Day 16 : Silistra
  • Day 17 : Rousse
  • Day 18 : Iron Gates
  • Day 19 : Belgrade
  • Day 20 : Osijek
  • Day 21 : Kalocsa
  • Day 22 : Budapest
  • Day 23 : Budapest
  • Day 24 : Budapest
  • Travel in comfort, as Scenic offers a wide range of accommodations for you to choose from:

    -  Balcony suite
    -  Standard suite
    -  Junior balcony suite
    -  Deluxe balcony suite
    -  Royal panorama suite
    -  Royal balcony suite
  • 23 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches and 17 Dinners.
  • From a dress-up gastronomic extravaganza to a low-key handmade pizza, we cater for every style of dining. We source from regional suppliers; our food is both extremely fresh and in season. Our chefs draw inspiration from the countries we pass through so you’ll experience true cuisines from every region. And of course, there’s an extensive selection of complimentary beverages all day too.
  • 24 days cruise.
  • Throughout the entirety of your 24 days cruise, you will have unlimited access to all of Scenic’s luxuries.
  • On board, you’ll have full access to a wellness area, complete with massage services and a hair salon, a gym, special on-board entertainment, Wi-Fi internet, e-bikes and of course luxuriously appointed suites to retire to at the end of the day.
  • Based on the departure date you choose, you will be travelling onboard one or more of the following cruise ships:

    -  Scenic ruby
    -  Scenic pearl
    -  Scenic opal
  • We use local guides onshore as we believe nobody knows a location quite like someone who lives there. We’ll take you to all the must-see highlights but we’ll also take you off-the-beaten-track to explore the little-known gems and delightful back streets that only we know.
Butler and Concierge Service
  • From nightly turndown to laundry concierge service included for all guests, your butler will provide an exceptional level of service that combines 5-star quality with personal attention to detail.
  • Any international flights to/from Budapest are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Black Sea Explorer with Best of the Balkans tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Black Sea Explorer with Best of the Balkans tour. You can cancel the tour up to 96 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 95 days of departure.


A deposit of 99 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 95 days before departure. For any departures within 09 September 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Black Sea Explorer with Best of the Balkans tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Black Sea Explorer with Best of the Balkans tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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